Upcoming Events


  • Important calendar change due to Day of Action

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  • Aladdin, Jr. is coming to DCD!

    The Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School Drama program is proud to announce that this year they will be presenting Aladdin, Jr.  Performances will be Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.  All shows begin at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the door.  A concession stand will be open before the performance begins, and during intermission.  


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  • Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 22-26.  To show our gratitude for all that our volunteers do for our students, staff, and school community, we invite you to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 24th, at 8:30am.  Whether you have volunteered for one hour, or 100 hours, we hope you will attend so that we can say "thank you"!

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  • Proposed Social Science Resources

    A teacher selection committee has recommended the adoption of McGraw Hill’s Networks as the new primary Social Science resource for GBSD middle school classrooms. Networks is a combination of digital and print resources aligned with the new social science standards adopted by the Oregon Department of Education. With school board and budget approval, these resources will begin being used in classrooms in the fall of 2019.

    Stop by the school to see a sample of the student textbooks, or click on this link https://www.gresham.k12.or.us/Page/8164 to see digital samples.

    Reach out to Director of Teaching and Learning at kautz@gresham.k12.or.us with your feedback or questions.

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  • Proposed Science Resources for Elementary Schools

    A teacher selection committee has recommended the adoption of STEMscopes as the new primary Science resource for GBSD elementary classrooms.  STEMscopes is a phenomena-based digital curriculum that is brought to life through hands-on experiences and student-driven inquiry.


    With school board and budget approval this spring, STEMscopes will be rolled out in two phases. Grades 3-5 will begin implementation in during the 2019-2020 school year and grades K-2 will implement the following year. STEMscopes was recently adopted as the primary Science resource for grades 6-8 in GBSD classrooms as well.

    If you are interested in learning more about STEMscopes, please click the link above.  Reach out to Director of Teaching and Learning at kautz@gresham.k12.or.us with your feedback or questions.

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  •  Spirit Gear is Here 

    We are excited to have our site for DCD K-8 school spirit items up and running! Here are some details.

    * While the site does allow you to put your home address in, ALL orders will be delivered to the school.

    * Orders will be delivered to the school 10 working days after payment is approved, and only on Fridays.

    DCD Spirit Store

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  • Join the conversation!

    Every voice matters at Deep Creek-Damascus K-8

    Let's Talk!


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  • In case of Inclement Weather

    Learn how to find out about emergency school closures due to snowstorms and icy conditions.

    School Closure Information

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  • Transfer Information

    Distrist transfer information is now available to those interested in attending a Gresham-Barlow school.

    Please visit our transfer page for all dates, forms and deadlines.

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District News

Principal's Message

Ms. Keeton



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Keeton

As Principal of Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school! DCD is the only K-8 school in the Gresham-Barlow School District and we value the unique opportunity to develop relationships with students and families over their years here with us.

 We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.  We work to engage each child in rich, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences. Children are naturally curious, and we desire to foster and grow that curiosity in all subject areas.

We focus on developing the whole child, addressing the intellectual, academic and character growth of each one.  As you walk through our halls and visit our classrooms you will see evidence of meaningful academic work, caring relationships, and outstanding student art.

It is my pleasure and privilege to partner with the people who comprise the DCD Community as we learn, explore and grow together.

Barb Keeton
Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School